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Protecting the featured article[edit]

Generally, we do not protect the featured article except for very short bursts. In the case of Hero of Ukraine, it would've been easier to just block the main vandal involved (which is what happened anyway). I've unprotected it now. --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 11:39, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Ah ok. No problem. I do that too sometimes. If it was an ordinary article, your action would've been quite alright. --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 12:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

Please could you tell me why you deleted "How many tins of beans would fit iin the vatican" its a valid maths question that i was asked the other day its not just nonsense because the reasoning behind it is sound. Please tell me why you object? Anwen —Preceding unsigned comment added by AnwenS (talkcontribs)

Apolagies[edit]

Many Apolagies it was not ment as nonsense and the original comment was not ment in a hostile manor.
Thank you for the welcome and by the way is the following what you mean by signing with four tildes? Anwen 15:11, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Image deletions[edit]

Hi BorgQueen. Please could you be sure to delete links in articles to images which you delete? Thanks! CLW 23:50, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Nauseating food[edit]

I think it's my turn. I didn't work on this one. Have you seen smokie? —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 19:23, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Geez, thanks a lot. It is morning here and that was fantastic way of starting a day. :-D Are we trying to turn wikipedia into a Mondo Cane? --BorgQueen 20:40, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Is it afternoon yet? Now are you ready for some delightful burnt-fur-smoked head meat? —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 23:22, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
You such a devil. --BorgQueen 23:28, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Chained oak[edit]

You have deleted my entry on chained oak with out my chance of explaining it. Please let me know why.

It is a copyright infringement from [1]. --BorgQueen 00:06, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
It's a quote from the "Legend" this has now been modified. You also ignored my hangon quotes!
I just checked the deleted history and you actually had put {Hang on} instead of the proper {hangon}, so the template didn't show itself. Please don't make such mistake next time. --BorgQueen 00:15, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

hi[edit]

what up

Shane Ruttle Article[edit]

You know you erred by automatically deleting an article that didn't even have a speedy deletion request on it. Do that again and I will report you to higher up admin in Wikipedia. Imstillhere 19:24, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

The article in question was already deleted via a VFD when it was Shane ruttle.Homey 23:40, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Speedy / AfD[edit]

When speedy deleting pages that are currently listed at AfD, please make sure to clean-up after yourself. Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Plai_(group). Peyna 15:29, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. --BorgQueen 16:09, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Theodore7's block[edit]

Greetings, oh Queen of the Borg. I blocked Theodore7 a little while ago for 24 hours for edit warring, without realizing that you had already imposed an indefinite block.[2]. In other words, I have unintentionally shortened your block (since the shortest block — mine — wins). Sorry about that. On the other hand, indefinite seems a bit extreme to me. How about a compromise: would you like to undo my block and give him a week, with my blessing? A request for arbitration is under way, incidentally. Bishonen | talk 15:36, 1 February 2006 (UTC).

I see you unblocked him; are you planning on re-blocking? —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 16:25, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Hi Bunch, Please see my reply at Bishonen's talk page. --BorgQueen 16:26, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Ah. Thanks. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 16:29, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Random acts of kindness[edit]

I'm asking you since you're the nearest recognisable admin. I wish to give one hour of my time towards a Random act of kindness. If you have any mundane maintenance jobs that you think could benfit from an hour's work, then tell me. And I'll do it for you ASAP. But just for one hour, mind. --Dangherous 21:23, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, new here - sorta[edit]

Missed the fact I was in Mr. Know-it-all, although it seems as gooda place to be as any if I think about it, having been called that way too many times. LOL I appreciate the assisstance.

I'm trying to learn this Wiki crap better, I have used it for a long time but only recently became brave enough to attempt minor editing. I mostly just do linkys, I don't think my opinions are neutral enough to write complete articles.

I would appreciate any advice on operating around here, even though I know everything already, I'm always open to learning more. Heheheee This place needs smileys. B-Q, you'll eventually come to love me, as many of my internet friends do, but the getting there is, indeed, a trying process. <smile> (This user also contributes sans clothing LMAO)--IdioT.SavanT.i4 21:35, 1 February 2006 (UTC)IdioT.SavanT.i4

Hi Idiot, thanks for the lovely banter. "you'll eventually come to love me" - this will depend on how charming you are :-D --BorgQueen 23:33, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Protection of anon IP talk page[edit]

I understand your desire to protect User talk:192.204.2.2 in order to prevent the removal of vandalism notices, but how will the anonymous IP reply to the allegations? If it really is that flagrant, a block may be in order. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 02:17, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Unprotected for now. Just for reference - a block does not prevent an IP user from tampering with messages left on his/her own talk page. --BorgQueen 08:39, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Aha, I forgot about that software feature. Hmm... there must be a better way. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 03:13, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

The Nuggets[edit]

Hi, I posted a definition for the the term "The Nuggets" that stated: Jonathon Banco. Requires inordinate amounts of rest and frequents ski boot stores. Seemingly both infatuated with, and terrified of, "the ladies." There may have been somtheing else in there too. This is an accurate definition of my friend, commonly referred to as The Nuggets. I understand Wikepedia doesn't want people filling up space with definitions of their friends however. Just wondering a) how you found that so quickly and b) if you guys wouldn't mind, not deleting the next time I post this message for maybe, 1 to 2 days, so at least I can alert my friends to its existence, before it is deleted.

Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wcurrie (talkcontribs)

Just answering your first question: Please see Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. --BorgQueen 22:27, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Korean translation[edit]

Hi, if you have the time, could you please help me by translating this banner, allegedly used by Koreans during the Football World Cup 2002, I have been told it means Go home Hitler. Thanks for your time. Poulsen 14:27, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

The precise translation of the banner is: "Sons of Hitler, Leave!".
"Sons" can be replaced with "children" or "offspring". i.e. It refers to people who have Hitler as their direct ancestor.
What a nasty banner, by the way.
--BorgQueen 14:49, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Yeah, that's pretty harsh, especially as the host of a tournament. It was included in a general rant on cheating referees and unsportsmanlike fans, which was easily dismissable as POV, but there might be something to it. Once again, thank you! Poulsen 14:59, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Theodore7[edit]

Hello,

An Arbitration case in which you commented has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Theodore7. Please add evidence to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Theodore7/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Theodore7/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, --Tony Sidaway 20:23, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Strange change at the "Jack Vance" entry[edit]

Hi

You made a strange change recently at the Jack Vance entry. Someone had it seems redirected a link to THE FACE (the magazine) and you changed it to THE FACE (a novel). Problem is, it is not the correct novel although the title fits. The one you linked to is by Dean Koontz, not Jack Vance. At the entry of the magazine at least Jack Vance is mentioned at the bottom as one of two writers who has written a novel by that title.

Bjornking

I see. Please undo the change. Perhaps it would be best to create an article for the Jack Vance novel. --BorgQueen 09:59, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

please block the "chuck norris vandal"[edit]

Can you block user:212.219.63.204 please? I've reverted several of his edits (but forgot to log in so my manual reverts appear under my IP address), they all consist of various praisings of chuck norris. Thanks, Witty lama 09:39, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Done. --BorgQueen 09:44, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
As you can see, he is back and is now known as User:Chris jol. I've asked User:Academic Challenger to block him again. I thought I'd leave this particular edit here as a particularly eloquent example of the prose he writes but someone beat me to reverting it... oh well, no great loss. Please tell me (on my talk page) what I can do about Sockpuppet vandals on top of simply manually reverting their edits. Is there a place I can log their multiple identities? Witty lama 10:27, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Ankh Categorization[edit]

The Ankh is not truely a symbol that came from the cross, nor did the cross come from it. A specific type of cross is believed to have involved the ankh in it's design. Therefore I suggest removing Category:Cross symbols and re-adding Category:Symbols

KV 19:41, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

my latest article was deleted after i had posted it for a school project that involved us creating things and spreading the word. why has it been deleted and is there any way that it can be re-uploaded. or that i may post itr again without being deleted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Titan jezeski (talkcontribs)

You will need to specify the name of the article. Which article are you talking about? --BorgQueen 18:55, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
i waas referring to the article titled 'knee-glar'. which was deleted earlier today. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Titan jezeski (talkcontribs)
No, sorry. That article is quite unacceptable. Please note Wikipedia is not a free webhosting service for your school project. See Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. --BorgQueen 19:08, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oororagoninmusume[edit]

I've moved this one to AFD, because there may be a case to keep. Apparently our paths crossed; when I was writing my nomination, you deleted it. Please head over to the AFD discussion and vote. Please take into account that accoring to her article, Reiko Chiba is an actress and that there may be an Amazon listing for a CD with a recognized label. If her acting makes her otherwise notable, or if the CD is indeed made by a famous producing company, there may be reason to keep this. - Mgm|(talk) 13:03, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

GABies..[edit]

How could you? So much has been made, and who are you to destory the wikipedia legacy of the GABies. I demand that you undelete this wonderful article. The GABies shall live on.

 GABies=Truth. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Countykid465 (talkcontribs) 
Please see WP:NOT. --BorgQueen 00:38, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Banned IP 62.236.76.8[edit]

Hi, I noticed you banned the IP 62.236.76.8 see talk page.

I am sure you did it for the right reasons, but the IP in question is not someone's private IP, it's an IP of the central internet connection server (proxy) of the educational network of our city. That means that there are tens or hundreds of thousands users in libraries, schools, universities etc.

I want to know is it possible to contribute in Wikipedia from the computers connected to the educational network? There are people who are of good will and want to contribute to Wikipedia, but is it now impossible from the city's computers?

What would you suggest for solution? I checked out the FAQ's and couldn't find an answer. --Appelshine 08:14, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

The block was only for 24 hours. It is not being blocked at the moment. --BorgQueen 08:24, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I see. But if someone decides to vandalize Wikipedia, say, from a public computer from a library, and happens so that the IP is banned temporarily. I sincerely hope that wouldn't happen, but there's always the possibility. What could be done to let the "honest" people to contribute to Wikipedia? What would you suggest? --Appelshine 08:52, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I can only suggest that they use a non-shared IP. Currently Wikipedia has no technical feature that allows "innocent" users to contribute when their shared IP is blocked, as far as I am aware of. It causes a lot of headache for admins as much as it does for contributers who receive the collateral damage. --BorgQueen 08:55, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

User:Designatedhitter[edit]

I've put something on WP:ANI. Thanks for the reversion. Sceptre (Talk) 10:47, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

205.188.116.201[edit]

I've unblocked 205.188.116.201 because it is an AOL proxy IP. Blocking it will not do much good, because the vandal can move on to other articles to evade the block. It also can confuse and annoy legitimate editors who use AOL if they attempt to edit the pages assigned to that proxy. —Guanaco 16:46, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Cubeb[edit]

done. Hopefully I'll get similar status for Hermeticism when it's done.

KV 19:12, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, I was planning on calling it endnotes.... but I have planned that, just waiting to get as many citations in as possible prior to that, to keep from having to change all the numbers of the notes.
KV 04:42, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Account at ko[edit]

Hi - just noticed that an account had been registered at ko under the username BorgQueen - I was curious to see if this indeed was you. (The Korean Wikipedia recently had someone pretending to be Talrias and only found out after he told one of its administrators.) If BorgQueen at ko wp really is you, welcome :) If not - I suppose an administrator's got some blocking to do. Yuyudevil 20:42, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it is me. Please don't block! :-) --BorgQueen 20:45, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Busy BorgQueen[edit]

Have you seen User:Durin/Admin activity? —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 19:54, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

My goodness. I am uncovered. Such an honor :-D Now I am expanding my busy activities into non-English wikis... --BorgQueen 20:11, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Blocked anon[edit]

Hi, mighty Queen, it looks like you and I blocked 82.36.220.152 simultaneously. I only blocked for 3 hours, not because they don't deserve more, but because most IPs are dynamic. Your call, feel free to remove both blocks and impose whatever you think best. (Note that if you remove mine, yours disappears too, so re-blocking would be necessary.) I'm fine with a longer block, especially if you have any way of telling the IP is static. Best, Bishonen | talk 18:16, 17 February 2006 (UTC).

Just...[edit]

Just visiting. Comming by to see how you're doing. Martial Law 06:42, 18 February 2006 (UTC) :)

Blocking of User:202.156.6.54[edit]

Hi BorgQueen, I know you have been blocking 202.156.6.54 recently. I hope you understand the matter, this is a shared IP and legitimate users like myself and other Wikipedians cannot edit. This causes collateral damage, could you not block the IP in future? Thanks. --Terence Ong 10:08, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh and turn a blind eye to the frequent, often massive vandalism coming from the infamous IP? My recent blocks were no more than 3 hours at maximum, usually 1 hour or less, and if you look at the log closely, you will notice I have been trying to reduce block time, unblocking to see if the vandal is gone but blocking soon again, thanks to their stubborness. Have you tried to complain to your ISP about the matter? Thanks for understanding. --BorgQueen 10:21, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
I suppose a block for around 15 minutes is fine, but not too long though. --Terence Ong 03:54, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
Please read the post you are replying to thoroughly before making an assumption. The block log will tell you the vandals won't give up even after 1 hour block. --BorgQueen 09:00, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Katakana[edit]

OMG, the Borg are watching my invisible edits? This is scary! ;P Bishonen | ノート 01:37, 22 February 2006 (UTC).

Indian national dish[edit]

Hello and thanks for your message. Perhaps we are talking after a long long gap. Yes, thanks also for your suggestion to include an Indian national dish in the article National dish. But, here lies a great problem: we Indians are more than 1000000000 people – of course all Indians, but with a varied cultural background – India is like a sub-continent. Now, you have given an idea: I will discuss this at India portal, and if possible we may try to decide – but, I am sure the attempt is likely to fail simply because we have several dishes which are like our national dish. --Bhadani 15:17, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, saw that you plan to work on Ashwagandha which I had started. Thanks. --Bhadani 15:22, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks - yes, it can be done, though it may take sometime to study the issue in-depth. --Bhadani 15:58, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding - actually, I got involved in certain other issues. We indian Wikipedinas shall build a consensus soon. I am initiating the process soon. --Bhadani 16:01, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes Queen. We are in the process of deciding on our national dish. I shall parcel a pack to you soon. Tongue.png --Bhadani 16:37, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh I am already salivating. My favorite Indian dish is Kashmir Pulav rice though. :-) --BorgQueen 16:48, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Tandoori chicken and Kashmir Pulav rice both - fantastic combination! I am a good cook, and who would not like to serve a Queen? --Bhadani 16:57, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

AID[edit]

Aidlogo.png
Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Contact lens was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

geist[edit]

Thank you for your awareness and caution against vandalism or irrelevant changes. However, please note that you went a bit too fast in reversing the changes in Geist and Geist (philosophy) as the content of the philosophy page has been put in the Geist page, and a Geist (disambiguation) page created for the magazine and game, which, I am sure you will agree, are less important and relevant than the philosophical concept which has achieve universal fame with Hegel. Regards Santa Sangre 15:07, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


This page has been a helpful resource for people that post on Usenet and come across the troll known as "Incubus" goes on Wikipedia and makes up crap about people for no reason at all and one day when that person is searching their name on google they see some idiot has been talking crap about him on Wikipedia, a site he barely ever uses. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sckfkr (talk • contribs) .

Please see WP:BIO and check if it meets the requirements for the notability. Thanks. --BorgQueen 01:17, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


Hello, I post on usenet as Perkoff, I have a guy who trolls me named Incubus he posts using the email address sckfkr@lycos.com, he posts in the group RSPW. My feeling is that this post defaming my name was made by the troll/stalker or someone pretending to be him(Chad Bryant).

Please remove my name from this site and remove the abusive user Sckfkr, thank you.

User page vandalism[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my user page. (yawn!) haz (user talk)e 13:11, 2 March 2006

Hello I post on the usenet as Perkoff and I have not edited this or any other page, only added this entry saying I didn't touch anything, please troll, don't type my name in anyway, I have a feeling this is Chad Bryant.

Overdue[edit]

I award this Barnstar to BorgQueen for her many contributions to the Encyclopedia, especially her work on spices and foods. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 23:14, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

RE: Durian[edit]

Hi BorgQueen, I found not a very reliable source, but it originally came from here. However, this link is now a dead link as this was dated in 2003. You may like to look at this and see whether this source is considered reliable. This was taken from the dead link page. Aha I see why is it reverted now. :) --Terence Ong 15:05, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

illuminatus[edit]

the The Illuminatus! Trilogy article is now up for "featured article" status. please go to Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Illuminatus! Trilogy to vote Support or Oppose with your comments. cheers. Zzzzz 17:55, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Blondewithbarebreasts.jpg[edit]

I'm new at this, so I don't know whether I should respond here or on my talk page. Anyway, you're welcome. I did take this photograph, but I'm not a professional photographer. I tried to add the photo to the softcore page, but people kept deleting it. Any thoughts as to where I should put it? Thanks. Titan24 21:50, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Just so you know[edit]

The article Monster Girl that you replaced with {{deletedpage}}? It wasn't nonsense; it was a quite accurate description of a major character from the comic book Invincible - but User:Brown Shoes22 completely forgot to include any context whatsoever that would explain this. His good luck that I'm an admin who noticed it, I guess - I left him a note explaining why context is so important. DS 00:49, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

One35th[edit]

Please do not spread bad words about one35th.com as a commercial site. One35th.com is strictly a personal website with sections of various military topics. The various commercial links are only related to military modeling and related subjects which requested from sources.

I have wrote to wikipedia about this issue and have get the respond from the editors for actions to be taken.

Also, please check the links to my specific topics, no commercial contents involve. i.e. K5, Seehund, Molch, ATTC, Bionix, etc.

If you think by removing the links will make you happy, then go ahead and do it. but if you continue spread bad words and rumors about one35th.com, be prepared. —Preceding unsigned comment added by One35th (talkcontribs)

What are you talking about? Kindly check your talk page again. It is User:Mel Etitis who gave you the spam warning, not me. --BorgQueen 13:30, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting vandalism on my userpage. ;) --Terence Ong 08:34, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

At your service[edit]

The chef serves the queen instead of Indian national dish, this stub as requested on her page. --Bhadani 15:22, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. That is fantastic. --BorgQueen 15:30, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

re: thanks.[edit]

It looks like this has been an issue before [3]. — Mar. 10, '06 [23:08] <freakofnurxture|talk>

Image:Kiwahirsuta.jpg[edit]

Wikipedia does not allow "permission" images so either delete it or remove all the permission references and claim fair use for (fairusein) that article with the usual rationale -Nv8200p talk 02:24, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: The Name of the Rose[edit]

You're welcome, as I do believe that the article has potential. Perhaps you could resubmit it to AID someday, or, as you noted, nominate Teletubbies! —Eternal Equinox | talk 13:42, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Flaming Creatures[edit]

Holi greetings. I am sorry Queen that I could not keep my promise to add more contents to above page by to-day. I shall do it very shortly. After all, I am a lazy fellow. --Bhadani 16:44, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

I don't know if you are aware of the interesting data on this page, but it makes you look pretty damn good. — Mar. 13, '06 [21:58] <freakofnurxture|talk>

Yes I've seen it... Such an honour. I am looking forward to the February version. --BorgQueen 22:04, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Zora[edit]

Hi, please look into the activities of user:Zora, where she erased an article almost in its entirely, even though all texts came with references. She also failed to discuss with any of other users in the discussion page first. This might a case of sneaky vandalism, or at best very uncalled for [4]. --ManiF 22:15, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels[edit]

Hi thank you for joining the WikiProject. Being a small group currently there is still plenty of scope for influencing things and making your contribution count. We are about establishing standards for Novel based articles and writing articles that meet our own and others high standards, and to improve Wikipedia's diet of articles on Fiction books, otherwise called Novels. If you have any questions, do ask. Please be very welcome. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page) 13:14, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome :-) --BorgQueen 13:19, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Assimilate this[edit]

I have been looking for a nice picture of chagashi ever since your comment on Bunchofgrape's page, but have been unsuccessful. Please accept this baclava instead. KillerChihuahua?!? 22:08, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you little Chihuahua... I usually prefer soft cakes or mousse but the pastries will do fine with a nice cup of Earl Grey. :-) --BorgQueen 05:27, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Assimilate THIS[edit]

Have a balaclava, they're delicious! Bishonen | ノート 08:17, 15 March 2006 (UTC).

I always thought masked men are sexy.. Wanna share him with me, shonen? ;-D --BorgQueen 08:30, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Requesting Advocacy[edit]

Hi, really need an Advocate urgently in regards to this Rfc[5]. Can you guide or help us? ThanksZmmz 22:45, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Mercuric nitrate[edit]

I made this a redirect to Mercury(II) nitrate, which I also made. Enjoy. Jfingers88 01:30, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. :-) --BorgQueen 06:48, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I don`t want to intrude, but..uumm...there is no such thing as Mercuric nitrate; sorry---do you mean mercuric nitrite?Zmmz 06:53, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Is it so? And, happy holi to all. --Bhadani 06:54, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

By the way, those Baclavas look delicious, specially, since I`ve heard Norouz and now happy holi are coming up. By the way, happy holi to you too guys. It is good to see that Spring is being celebrated by so many people.Zmmz 07:58, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Request For Comment Dbachmann[edit]

Dear BorgQueen, On page http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&page=Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/Dbachmann I saw: 13:03, 10 March 2006 BorgQueen deleted "Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Dbachmann" (deleting bad faith rfc as per requests at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents)

  • Where can I find the records in Administrations' noticeboard requesting deletion? Bgully 09:47, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Can you please put a copy of the Requests_for_comment/Dbachmann page onto my discussion page? I did not save it, since I never thought, it can be deleted without comment. Thanks, Bgully 09:47, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
The request is at: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive80#Antifinnugor. I suggest you solve any misunderstanding on WP:AN/I through discussion, before I place a copy of it on your talk page, if the RFC wasn't made in bad faith. --BorgQueen 10:01, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I put now a notice: "User Dbachmann vandalizes by redirection" into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents . Bgully 11:32, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

And if it wasn't full of your usual invective, I might have let it stand, but as it is, I've written a comment proposing that your abuse campaign against dab be deleted on sight from AN/I from now on. The ArbCom dealt with dab's behavior as well as yours in the rfar on you, you know. They found no reason to censure him (and lots of reasons to censure you). It's over. There are no new facts. Oh, oh, now don't forget to use the words "hate", "vandalizing", and "clique" about me when you reply, because that's what people are when they contradict you, right? Bishonen | ノート 11:44, 17 March 2006 (UTC).

Benjamin Franklin[edit]

According to this edit you sp the article on the 10th of March. However, either you forgot to protect it or someone else lifted it. There is no protection on the article as of this time. I have also removed the SP tag. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 23:59, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Check its protection log and you will know who unprotected it. He doesn't seem to be interested in removing the notice when unprotect an article. --BorgQueen 00:11, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I have no idea what I was thinking. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 00:16, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Geoffry Miller[edit]

Thanks for your recent edit; glad to see that someone else is interested in his work. Tony 14:04, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Parrot[edit]

I'm going to unsprotect this now, since it's been almost two weeks since you protected it. Since WP:SEMI is for dealing with serious current vandalism, 13 days seems longer than "current" can really be stretched to. Can I ask you to take a cruise through your protection log and see if you have others that got left protected? Thanks. -Splashtalk 23:28, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern but as far as real articles are concerned, there is none that was not listed in the list of protected pages. The rest are blocked IP user talk pages that have been protected to prevent their tampering with messages left on them. --BorgQueen 05:16, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Ok, but do remember that these need unprotecting, too. Otherwise our newest vandal fighters are not able to help out properly. Really, there's not any need for sprotection beyond the length of the block. I think you've got quite a few of these that could use unprotection? -Splashtalk 13:18, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Most of those IP talk pages have been semiprotected because they were being persistently vandalized by the blocked users. However, I just unprotected those whose block have been expired or were not so persistent (except the IP used by the Gibraltarian since he keeps removing the notice). I will still keep an eye on the IP pages in case they return to their old habit. Regards, BorgQueen 13:59, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Source of Image:Samgyetang01.jpg[edit]

Copyright problems with Image:Samgyetang01.jpg[edit]

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Vedic metal[edit]

So BorgQueen, please explain what warranted the continual deletion of the Vedic metal article? Is this perhaps a case of personal opinion interfearing? Apparently the grounds for the deletion of the original article a few weeks back was that 'it is an advertisement' - well thankyou for your 'guilty until proven innocent' stance. But that aside - when now presented with an article which was expanded tenfold, incorporating a number of bands from various countries, totally collapsing any 'advertisment' argument, it was again deleted without explination. What exactly is your problem with the Vedic metal article? The Vedic metal scene is the size of the Viking metal one almost - should I go attack that genre because clearly the bands mentioned there are only adverts? Obiously something other than logic is leading to this judgement, I would like to know exactly what this reasoning is. Vastu 16:52, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your inquiry. First let me state that I personally found the concept of Vedic metal fascinating, and would like to see it grow so the young generation can enjoy the ancient wisdom of Vedas through the music. But the policy states that, once an article is deleted through AfD process, it is not to be created, and if it is created it is to be deleted under CSD G4, the recreation of deleted materials. If you have objections, I recommend you bring this issue to Wikipedia:Deletion review, where you can discuss with other users whether the article should be undeleted. Please let me know if you have any further question. I am glad some people cherish and care about Vedic metal, by the way. --BorgQueen 17:06, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Thankyou for your reply, and sorry for my harsher tone earlier - it is just that from my perspective, the events that transpired looked something like this;
article deleted for being about one band (assuming that I had been promoting them for personal or finincial gain?) - new article created incorporating bands from dfferent regions and recording companies - that article deleted by reversion (i.e. on the same grounds?!) - revelation that a vote was taken in my absence by only two people who didnt have sufficient knolwedge of the genre or motivation to defend it based on incomplete evidence that forbids the article from again being created - observation that other sub-genres like Viking metal arnt treated the same
I think you can understand how this looked to me. User:Spearhead's comments for example about eliminating what he/she saw as a 'psuedo genre' are perticularily telling - is not Viking metal then a pseudo-genre? Most Vedic metal bands are united by death metal styles of music and vocals, and so the argument that there is nothing unifying about the genre (which is already unified by Vedic themes is it not?) could be challenged. When the first article was deleted, I had no idea for what reason it had happened - I suspected that some fellow Indian, ignorant of metal, had probably mistook it for some kind of westernised genre assotiating Hinduism with the occult, and deleted it - but as it happens, it was fellow metalheads who killed it.
I created the article Indian rock a while back in an attempt to provide a source of information on India's contribution to the rock scene, as part of my beliefs about cultural diversity and liberalism, and especially wanted to focus on metal, as that is under-represented even within this already internationally unrecognised scene. Now I am not sure if I will find time to challenge the deletion vote, and so, there will likely not be a Vedic metal article which the metal fans of the world can view in the Template:Heavymetal or Heavy metal music articles - something which would have brought knolwedge of the scene to international auidience, and helped artists/fans a little.
Regards, Vastu 17:32, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment on my talk page. A big part of the list is from the french Wikipedia article.

About Vedic metal, it was deleted last year, but if a new article is written with new material, it might be ok to have a article in that namespace. --Mallarme 17:59, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Durian[edit]

Nice work in the last 24 hours there! It's definitely close to FAC-ready now, I think. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 21:00, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your always kind words - ermmm, almost always :-D When I saw your recent banter with Giano at first I thought you two were seriously offended at each other. But no, of course you can't possibly be mad at such hilarious person like Giano, can you. --BorgQueen 21:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Honestly, I never can tell if Giano is actually upset with me or not! The banter is much the same either way. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 21:22, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Norwegian Blue[edit]

Thank you and about time somebody stepped in, I was beginning to think I'd be reduced to reverting myself there! Bishonen | talk 17:34, 31 March 2006 (UTC).

Category: Abhorsen series[edit]

I recently realized that I made a mistake while naming a category I created, Abhorsen_series - the category really should be "Old_Kingdom_series". Would you please delete the category page? I'm going to create the Old_Kingdom_series category now and change all the links immediately, but as a normal user I can't delete the useless page I mistakenly created. Thanks, Nihiltres 01:55, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Domicile / ruling planet[edit]

Hi there. I'm trying to move an article titled "Ruling planet" to "Domicile (astrology)", the reason being that domicile is the more traditional and formal name for ruling planet. Could you possibly help me out? Thanks! Sam 16:02, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

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Thuggee[edit]

Thanks for your help in reverting vandalism to this article. I've now posted some relevant material from contemporary sources to its talk page. Really, though, the whole article needs a thorough rewrite and considerable expansion, which hopefully I'll be able to make time to do in the near future. Mikedash 16:58, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

User talk:202.156.6.54[edit]

This is my user page I could removed anything I want to the conexts as long as I feel discomfort with it, I don't understand why do you reverted that. 23:30, 21 April 2006 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.156.6.54 (talkcontribs)

No, the talk page of IP 202.156.6.54 is not "your" user page, since the IP is a proxy of starhub which dozens of users share at the same time. I suggest you register your own user account to avoid any misunderstanding or confusion. --BorgQueen 23:34, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Since I am a user for this IP, what makes me the owner for this user page as well as with the dozens of users. I don't see any problem with that. 23:39, 21 April 2006 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.156.6.54 (talkcontribs)
First, strictly speaking, you don't "own" your user page. Wikipedia does. Second, even if you do own it, then all those dozens of users are co-owners, and you will need their agreement to make any change to the shared user page. It is a shared property, and you have no right to make any change without other users' agreement. --BorgQueen 23:55, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
No, you're wrong, I never meant to said I does own the page, however when ever there's anything which I felt discomfort with it, I could removed it, those replies were clearly for me, not for the others user, so I had the right to remove it, I don't need an agreement from other users, and lastly please explain your reason whenever you reverted an user page next time. If anything, you may want to consider emailing abuse on other users at starhub dot com and waste your time as well, since I obviously own the IP. 00:02, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

A favor please[edit]

Hello friend, do you remember me? In the month of September 2005, your vote had made me an administrator. we all know that the life here is exciting and full of challenges. I would request you to please spare fem moments for me, and favor me with your comments and suggestions (here please) on my performance as a wikipedian. Let us continue to build the Better than the Best global encyclopedia. Thank you and regards. --Bhadani 09:56, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

I know you remember me. --Bhadani 09:59, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

User:202.156.6.54 [edit]

202.156.6.54 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has not only been removing information from the Laozi article (thanks for protecting that, incidentally), but has twice now deleted my comments from Talk:Laozi and replaced them with a cut-and-paste from Talk:Sima Qian, despite my warning on his Talk page ([6] & [7]). Could you explain to him that this isn't acceptable? He simply ignores me, with regard both to his behaviour and to the article contents. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 20:33, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

I was too quick on the last one; he hadn't deleted my comments, but buried them in the middle of the mass of cut-and-paste and a new, very long reply. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 20:40, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
I don't think I would be much of a help here. I recommend RfC. --BorgQueen 05:41, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

But the issue isn't an article, it's the behaviour of an anon on Talk pages; an RfC would be unhelpful and inappropriate. I was simply asking for the sort of thing that I do when people approach me in similar circumstances — to help with a disruptive User by explaining to him that his behaviour isn't acceptable, and advising him on how to behave within Wikipedia norms. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 09:44, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the revert[edit]

Thanks. I guess I'm some sort of rouge admin now. I'm half-temped to ask the anon what I deleted; the only things I can recall deleting recently were uncontested WP:PROD nominations, which, you know, you'd have thought were pretty easy to contest. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 19:43, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

blocked ip address[edit]

You have blocked an ip address sometimes assigned to me by att. I'm contacting you via my work computer, which has a different ip address. I know that sometimes ip addresses are blocked because they are used by vandals, but it seems counterproductive to block shared ip addresses, since the chances are that ip address will be randomly assigned to people who don't deserve to be blocked while the vandal will be randomly assigned a different ip address and can continue to post. What do you suggest? Rick Norwood 15:59, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Please tell me the ip address and I will unblock it. Thanks. --BorgQueen 17:22, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but I have since logged off and logged on, and I get a different ip address every time. The one I've got now is unblocked. Rick Norwood 21:16, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism from IP 167.206.185.194[edit]

This IP is a school. I attend it, so I am representing it to see it gets unblocked. Sure, some people will vandalize, but it is not right to punish us all for what a few of us do. Is it possible to just allow edits from logged in users from this IP? If so, I think this would be a solution, because you can then block specific users who vandalize, not everyone who uses the IP. Thank you. PS: The school in question is Marlboro Memorial Middle School, in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. Go to the education section, the school pictured is MMMS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aido2002 (talkcontribs)

I think other admins explained it well on your talk page. No, there is no way to allow only logged in users using the IP. Please contact the network admin of your school and come up with some solution before we unblock it because — in case you haven't noticed — almost all edits from the IP are pure vandalism. --BorgQueen 01:02, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Therianthropy article[edit]

I notice you are interested in editing the therianthropy article. See Talk:Therianthropy#Disambiguation for a disambiguation that was apparently accidentally wiped out because of all the recent vandalism. I've also got stuff on my user page about the disambiguation.Blue Milk Mathematician 21:26, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hey BorgQueen,

Long time no see. I was just wondering if you would block this guy who is vandalising all of these pages. Here is his contributions page: Special:Contributions/Paul_Bennett I wasn't sure where else to go to have this dealt with quickly. Thanks a lot. --Chris Brennan 00:36, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

The user has been blocked as vandal account. --BorgQueen 03:55, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Heiroglyph fix[edit]

Thanks for fixing that on the Ankh page, I looked at what you did and was able to fix a few more pages after seeing how it can be done. The administrators were of no help there, they just said, "known bug".  :(

KV(Talk) 04:37, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi, userpage[edit]

Hi, I feel User:VP_Clan userpage is misuse of Wikipedia and directly breaks guidelines. What to do?--Andeh 18:04, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Single-purpose account[edit]

See this log. This account seems to have been created for a singular purpose of vandalising Vijay. He has blanked links daily and reverted the article to his POV. [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19] Anwar 23:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Reverts[edit]

Thanks for reverting my user page and the other pages. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 13:11, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Milk[edit]

It's really amazing that someone nominated that randomly-organized pile of unsubstantiated facts as a FAC not too long ago. People are funny. I think part of the reason I've shied away from it so far was fear of a dairy rut, but reading up on it, it's actually a very interesting topic and I'm having a hard time staying away. Or maybe it's just that McGee's diagram of a casein micelle looks almost exactly like the flying spaghetti monster :-) The calcium phosphate particles are the meatballsBunchofgrapes (talk) 04:44, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

:-) .......just smiling like an idiot......... --BorgQueen 05:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Novels WikiProject Newsletter June 2006[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

...for reverting the vandalism to my talk page. Whatever is going on is causing my browser to crash. Possibly a sign I need to reboot, and then take care of some business about blocking. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 19:58, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Completion of list[edit]

Hey BorgQueen,

Do you have any interest in finishing the Hotlist of Electronics list? It has been sitting since December and I don't know anyone with access to the indexes you have provided. I would like to see the project go forward or be userfied until it can since it looks like it may linger for a while. Thanks! --Reflex Reaction (talk)• 14:46, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I put up, then removed your list from my proposed lists to be cleaned from WP:MEA. Thanks for following up on this. --Reflex Reaction (talk)• 15:10, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Pie[edit]

Indeed ... these multilayered interdigitated overlayed vandals... `'mikka (t) 15:42, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Shukla[edit]

I have restored Shukla, which had been deleted by you, I assume mistakenly: It had been blanked by an anon, and {{db-empty}} was later added to the blank article instead of reverting the blanking. dab () 13:01, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

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Did you see this???[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Durian. Apparently the victim of Wikipedia:WikiProject Featured articles, which I guess tries to go through and do a hack job on articles that are getting there. They restored material earlier removed as OR, "sourcing" it to older Wikipedia mirrors! I weep! —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 18:17, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Alas... I guess I have been sitting idle for too long, if you know what I mean. --BorgQueen 07:06, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

If you need some more images for the article, Flickr finally has a search by licence feature, there are some good images there, but you still need to check if the uploader is ok with derivative works for the image to be useable on Wikipedia.--Peta 07:14, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Novels WikiProject Newsletter July 2006[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Re: [20] & [21]

Hello Queen, I thank you for reverting the nasty edits from a nice person on my page. Had it been there it would not have made much difference, as some people are prone to give in to anger very soon, particularly when they do not understand that the reason for acting in any particular way. Actually, they are "uneducated" persons and require sympathy. May God Bless them and their parents who raised such brilliant kids! --Bhadani 11:05, 8 July 2006 (UTC)


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AHHH[edit]

Why do u keep removing my article  :S ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blazers2131 (talkcontribs)

Jacob Bentley does not meet our criteria for notability. Please see WP:BIO. --BorgQueen 23:38, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Clarity Systems[edit]

Hello.

I can't understand why 'Clarity Systems' was deleted from Wikipedia. Could you please explain. I have read the material provided and am still unsure.

Thanks for your help!

Best,

Craig. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CraigSaunders (talkcontribs)

Please see Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Clarity_Systems. --BorgQueen 19:35, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

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Translation Requests[edit]

I noticed you removed a non-existent link from the Jane Harrison article, and, although I agree that we should minimize non-existence *chuckle*, I inserted de:Jane Harrison in the hope that someone (perhaps me) would translate the English version. I translated an article when such a non-existent link was left on an article, perhaps in the hopes of my arrival :) although the original editors also posted a request on a translation page. Since I cannot find a Wiki guide on this situation: should editors not link to other languages until a translation is complete? Justin 09:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

It is not advisable to place the link for that purpose, for such invalid links will confuse readers. Instead, I suggest you post a request here. --BorgQueen 10:15, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

Hello BorgQueen. I am intrested in becoming an admin but I am not sure how to go about this. I have been told to make a RTa and also that I need over 1,000 edits. Is this true? I only ask as the person who told me this was not an admin themself. Any help with this would be greatly apprecaited. Laurence_1

To quote WP:RFA: "If you intend to nominate yourself, please take note that while there is no hard and fast requirement for nominating, editors with less than three to six months experience and 1,000–2,000 edits very rarely succeed in becoming admins." Why are you so desperate to become an admin when you are new at this anyway? In my experience it is usually a bad omen. --BorgQueen 15:48, 18 July 2006 (UTC)


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Zezima[edit]

Look at Zezima's talk page- the majority of us want it back (reasons on the page)Merlin Storm 22:13, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Your image request[edit]

You requested an image of the durian tree, is this what you're looking for? --Inahet 00:04, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Sort of... I would have preferred a more detailed picture though. --BorgQueen 04:14, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

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